Star Wars Visions has been revealed. Join us as we explore this breathtaking anime from a galaxy far, far away…
Star Wars Visions has finally been revealed! A lot has been said about the first-ever anime Star Wars series. And with expectations at an all-time high, can the seven Japanese anime studios responsible for bringing it to the screen deliver on their promise to redefine the galaxy far, far away?
All will be revealed when the series launches on Disney Plus on September 22nd. But thanks to a showcase at Anime Expo Lite; Lucasfilm has pulled back the veil of secrecy and allowed us a peek at what awaits us. So strap yourself in and join us as we explore the Star Wars galaxy in a whole new light.
ANIME EXPO LITE
Today at Anime Expo Lite, Disney+ announced the names of the seven Japanese anime studios bringing their unique talent and perspective to “Star Wars: Visions”—a collection of animated short films from Lucasfilm that will stream exclusively on Disney+—and offered fans an exciting special look.
The anime studios revealed were Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru, and Production IG. Each studio will use their signature animation and storytelling styles to realize their own visions of the galaxy far, far away.
Lucasfilm’s Jacqui Lopez (Executive Producer), James Waugh (Executive Producer), Josh Rimes (Executive Producer), and Qubic Pictures’ Justin Leach (Co-Executive Producer) and Kanako Shirasaki (Producer) were on hand at the event to reveal each studio and give fans a special look at the environment and concept art as they debuted the title and first details of each short.
- Kamikaze Douga – The Duel
- Geno Studio (Twin Engine) – Lop and Ochō
- Studio Colorido (Twin Engine) – Tatooine Rhapsody
- Trigger – The Twins
- Trigger – The Elder
- Kinema Citrus – The Village Bride
- Science Saru – Akakiri
- Science Saru – T0-B1
- Production IG – The Ninth Jedi
As a first formal venture into anime, each “Star Wars: Visions” short bears a unique Japanese sensibility, which in many ways aligns with the tone and spirit of Star Wars storytelling. From the beginning, stories told in the Star Wars galaxy have counted Japanese mythology and the films of Akira Kurosawa among their many influences, and these new visions will further explore that cultural heritage through the unique animation style and perspective of each anime studio.
The reaction across social media has already generated an exciting buzz. And we are proud to count ourselves among them. This series looks absolutely stunning. And the visual splendor on display promises to whisk us away to a very different Star Wars galaxy. One sprinkled with Japanese iconography and intense samurai action. And that is an exciting prospect.
Star Wars Visions will release on Disney+ on September 22, 2021, in its entirety. Will you be tuning in and checking out this new anime series? Leave a comment in the section below. We’d love to hear your feedback.
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